Review: Facing Demons
Feb • 19 • 2012
Title: Facing Demons
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Ashely Sanders
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: October 15, 2011
Book: FC sent by publisher
“An inspirational YA fiction novel, FACING DEMONS follows the journeys of four teenagers as they tackle their problems whilst at the Anchor Beach Rehabilitation Clinic. The facilitator, Blake Solomon has succeeded in his own battle with cancer and feels obliged to pass on this second chance to those who deserve it.
The first person views of each of the four main characters – Felicity, Jason, Matthew and Rebecca – gives vital insight into their developing minds and conflicting ideals. One by one they are each able to tell their heart-wrenching stories of lives tainted by drugs, alcohol, self-harm, abuse, gangs, child prostitution and homelessness. Reaching beyond the depths of despair, where all hope seems lost, the four teenagers attempt to find ways to face their demons.”
I love stories of redemption and of salvation. Finding your inner demons is hard. And to see an author create such intensity in the characters he has come up with, it felt like I was right there, helping them fight their battles with them.
What I love most about this book are the characters. These character carried lots of weight on their shoulders. I loved reading about each character back round and how they come to be who they are. All of these characters play such an important role in each others lives they don’t even know it till the very end.
The plot of the book is simple yet so complex. With each point of view switch, the reader learns more about the characters and the future that they are facing. I like how in every characters there is a moment of aweness when each character reveals their past. Now, not all past are the same, but to same, no matter what, they all had a struggle to face. And to face your inner demon and conquered it, is more that I can ever say.
Facing Demons, finds the exquisite tension between each character longing for a connection. Facing Demons is a beautiful story with the right amount of light at the end of the tunnel. With a breathtaking execution, Facing Demons keeps the reader entrance till the end.
I give it 4 BITES!